The Run To Feed The Hungry is a huge Thanksgiving morning run that is put on by the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services. The run is in its 24th year and has grown from its inaugural 796 runners to last year’s record-breaking 29,002 participants. All proceeds from the run go directly to the Sacramento Food […]
The Run To Feed The Hungry is a huge Thanksgiving morning run that is put on by the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services. The run is in its 24th year and has grown from its inaugural 796 runners to last year’s record-breaking 29,002 participants. All proceeds from the run go directly to the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services to help out families in need.
There are two different runs to choose from: the 10k, which starts at 8:15 A.M. and the 5k, starting a little later at 9 A.M. This early morning wake up may seem a little daunting, but the atmosphere running through East Sac is always super positive and makes waking up at 8 a.m. just that much easier.
For many people, the run has become a tradition and is something a lot of families look forward to each year.
Emma Roberts (’18) says she likes to do the run because “its been a tradition for me, my mom and my sister ever since my sister and I were little.” Emma especially likes doing the run because she feels it brings the community together towards one goal of giving back to those who do not have food.
When registering for the run, you can either sign up individually or sign up to be part of a team. Tt costs a little extra to register for the team but there are perks to being part of a team — instead of getting the regular shirt, you get a shirt with the team name on the back. Here at CB we have our own team you can sign up for and you can wear your Run to Feed the Hungry shirt to school. Mrs. Natalie Boylan ’09 is one of the coordinators for the team.
“It’s all about community,” she says. “It’s really cool when you’re running and you see all the CB shirts — its really fun”
It’s a fun thing to be running and get to see so many people from the CB community with their CB shirts on. She also mentioned that as a person that paid a little more, you get some some perks.One of the best things about the team is that there will be a team area set up provided with donuts and coffee for all the runners who sign up with the CB team, and before the race starts there will be a picture taken with the whole team to show off your CB pride.
Giving back to your community obviously feels good, but after walking those few miles in the morning, it makes you feel a little better about yourself while you stuff your face later on at your Thanksgiving feast.
“It’s good to run in the morning because you feel a little less guilty later for eating a lot,” says Julia Dudensing (’18).
Whether you run or walk, it’s a great opportunity to go out and give back to your community on Thanksgiving morning.